OLR Bill Analysis

SB 439

AN ACT CONCERNING GASOLINE PUMP DISPLAY SCREENS.

SUMMARY:

This bill prohibits anyone selling to the public, gasoline or other products intended as fuel for aircraft, motor boats, or motor vehicles from using a pump or other dispensing device that has an unreadable digital screen. Violators are fined between $50 and $250.

EFFECTIVE DATE: January 1, 2014

BACKGROUND

Gasoline Sign Requirements

By law, anyone selling gasoline or other products is required to publically display and maintain a sign on each pump or other dispensing device that informs the public of the per-gallon price. Additionally, regulations require that, among other things, signs (1) state the price for full-serve, mini-serve, and self-serve; (2) be clearly visible from both sides of the pump; and (3) be a specified size (Conn. Agencies Reg. 16a-15-9 and 16a-15a-1).

Related Bill

The General Law Committee favorably reported sHB 5907, which requires diesel sellers to display and maintain the minimum cetane number on each pump.

COMMITTEE ACTION

General Law Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

18

Nay

0

(03/12/2013)